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Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions 1 Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions Virginia Department of Education February 2017
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2 Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions Acknowledgements The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) wishes to acknowledge all those who provided assistance in the development and review of this guidance document, including parents, community stakeholders, professional organizations, and university faculty. Virginia Department of Education Division of Special Education and Student Services P.O. Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218-2120 1-800-422-2083 Text Users Dial: 711(Relay) The Virginia Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, political affiliation, or against otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. The policy permits appropriate employment preferences for veterans and specifically prohibits discrimination against veterans. For further information on Federal nondiscrimination regulations, contact the Office of Civil Rights at [email protected] or call 1 (800) 421-3481. You may obtain additional information at the Commonwealth of Virginia’s official website concerning this equal opportunity policy.
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Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions 3 Table of Contents INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 SECTION I: The Definition, Prevalence and Characteristics of Dyslexia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 SECTION II: The Initial Screening Process For Reading Difficulties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 SECTION III: Addressing Reading Disability In General Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 SECTION IV: Special Education Process For Suspected Reading Disability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 SECTION V: Special Education and Section 504 Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 SECTION VI: References and Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 SECTION VII: Appendices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
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4 Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions
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Specific Learning Disability Supplementary Guide—Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions 5 Introduction L egislation passed by the 2016 General Assembly (House Bill 842) requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to complete awareness training on the indicators of dyslexia and evidence-based interventions and accommodations for dyslexia. In support of the regulation, this document, Dyslexia: Frequently Asked Questions is designed to be a resource for teachers, administrators and parents to address the educational needs of students with dyslexia. It provides information on the resources and services available to students with dyslexia through general education, as well as any student with dyslexia who may qualify to receive services as a student with a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
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